The 52nd World No., Belgian Alison van Uytvanck, beat her compatriot Kirsten Flipkens, who occupies the 55th line of the WTA rating, with a score of 6/2, 6/4 at the start of the tournament in St. Petersburg.
Tennis players spent on the court 1 hour 19 minutes. During this time, they performed one Ace each and made two mistakes when serving. In this case, 24-year-old Van Uytvanck sold five break points, and 33-year-old Flipkens – two.
Now the score in personal meetings was 2: 2. In the second round of the competition St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy Van Uytvanck will cross the racket with Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka.